matt rutherford
Matt Rutherford is the the web strategist and technology producer for  Charlie Rose , where he's created a popular  YouTube channel . He's also a guest contributor on  TechCrunch .
 
Device you would never give up? 
A horrendous cliche, but I'd still have to say my iPhone. At least until a better Android phone comes out.

Your favorite software application?
A frivolous but beautiful iPhone app called Camera Bag, that converts your photos into classic camera shots (Poloroid, Holga, etc). You can see a few shots  here .

Blog you read most frequently?


Social media tool you actually use?


Favorite business book(s)?
At the moment: Matt Mason's ' Pirate's Dilemma ', Clay Shirky's ' Here Comes Everybody ', Larry Lessig ' Remix '. I also studied  Sun Tzu  in the original Chinese, which sounds incredibly pretentious, but was highly useful nonetheless. 


Favorite newspaper(s)?
The Economist . It has a certain English tone of voice, which I find quite appealing. (NB: I'm English).


Person that inspires you?
Richard Branson Jeff Bezos Elon Musk . Incidentally, they're all creating space companies, something that fascinates me.


Who was your best manager?
I've never really worked in a formal company with a 'manager', it's always small organizations with protean structures.  


Your first "real" job?
A paperboy at 13. I had to get up at 6 a.m. every day for two years. I have no idea how I did it.


Where do you do your best thinking?
Around 1:30 a.m. on weeknights, at my desk. 


What do you most value in employees/colleagues?
Intelligence and efficiency. 
  

What would you like to be the world's best at?  
I'd like to be the best at distilling and communicating complex information. The world is getting exponentially more complex within our lifetimes - the conduits organizing this information for the public are going to become increasingly powerful. 

Originally published Dec 19, 2008 8:15:00 AM, updated March 21 2013